Courses & Units
Contemporary Issues in Medical Research CAM203
This unit will consolidate and build on research skills that have been developed in first units within the Bachelor of Medical Research and will cover the principles of research design and analysis, ethics in medical research, scientific controversy, scientific critique and scientific communication. This unit will allow students to develop these skills in a collaborative and supportive environment through interactive group activities and engagement with leading medical researchers in the School of Medicine. The concepts that students engage with are designed to provide them with the skills necessary for working in the medical research workforce and/or continuing their education.
|Unit name||Contemporary Issues in Medical Research|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Catherine Blizzard|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate the scientific integrity of medical research and discuss ethical, legal, social and cultural issues relating to medical research
- Communicate (both verbally and in written formats) medical research effectively to a broad audience.
- Evaluate scientific literature and examine the validity of media reporting of medical research.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesCAM103 or CZZ103
Online asynchronous Lecture 2-3 hrs weekly, 3hr workshop weekly
|Assessment||Essay (40%)|Debate (oral presentation) (30%)|Case analysis and reflection (x 2) (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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